The Sharp X1 is an Android One device with a huge battery
The Android One initiative has met with some success in multiple markets, and Japan seems to be one of them. Sharp has just released its third Android One device in a year, the X1. Despite its mid-range specs, the X1 looks like a capable device, especially in the battery department.
Let’s get those specs out of the way:
- 5.3-inch 1920x1080 IGZO display
- Fingerprint scanner
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of storage
- microSD support up to 256 GB
- USB-C charging port
- 16.4 MP rear camera
- 8 MP front-facing camera
- 3,900 mAh battery
Sharp claims that the battery, coupled with the power-sipping processor and FHD resolution, should net 4 days of use in between charges. When the phone finally does give up the ghost, it should recharge in about 3-4 hours, making for very speedy top offs. The X1 also has a fingerprint scanner and support for FeliCa, a smart card system routinely used in Asia. These two components can work together to support Android Pay. The X1 also runs Android Nougat 7.0, but Android One should ensure that the device is kept up to date. The X1 is dustproof and waterproof (we could not find any IP ratings in the announcement).
The Sharp X1 is available now in Japan from the mobile carrier Y! Mobile. We could not find information on pricing in the announcement.